Les Marches de la Liberté (Steps to Liberty)

Location: McCormick Screening Room, Humanities Gateway 1070, University of California, Irvine | Time: 3:00 - 5:00 pm, April 21, 2016


Documentary screening & discussion with Rokhaya Diallo


Les Marches de la Liberté (Steps to Liberty) documents ten young Americans visiting France, the historical nation of human rights, to explore the issues of race and multiculturalism through a transatlantic lens. The film looks at the impact of the civil rights movement in each nation and what legacy those historic steps have left on today’s youth.
Following the screening of the film, Diallo will discuss the new documentary and her work to promote racial equality in France and abroad.
Rokhaya Diallo is a French journalist and filmmaker, widely recognized for her work in favor of racial, gender and religious equality. She uses modern and innovative approaches, such as humor, to break down discrimination barriers. Rokhaya Diallo is a TV and radio commentator and has been a host on BET France since its launch in 2015.